Aston Villa will open their 2018-19 Championship campaign with a clash against Hull City on Monday night.
It has been a difficult summer for Villa due to their financial problems, although the club are now in a much better position following investment from businessmen Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens.
It is going to be very interesting to see how this season plays out for Villa, and there is a chance it could go terribly wrong.
That said, the likes of James Chester and Jack Grealish are still with the club despite the constant speculation, and on paper, Villa have a very good team heading into the new campaign.
Earlier this week, head coach Steve Bruce claimed that he feels like he is ‘starting all over again’, and has seemingly got the excuses in early if the club have a bad season.
Bruce’s words have not gone down well with the Villa fans, however, and a selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Steve Bruce: “It’s going to take time and for me, I honestly feel like I’m starting all over again”.
That because you’ve built nothing lasting or sustainable in your 2 years at #avfc Indeed, fair to say Bruce has left no meaningful legacy at any club he’s managed.
— Richie B AVFC (@Beno1917) August 1, 2018
He was always going to have this excuse, great thing is his mates in the media will lap it up and call out the club and the foreign owners when they sack him in November, should have just got rid now, took the flack and laughed when we did better under a new manager
— Samuel Peacock (@_peacock_s_15) August 1, 2018
Exactly! The argument of bruce and stability is not something i buy.
— Paal Bendixen (@bendimex) August 1, 2018
The bloke is pathetic, I am starting over again it is bloody pathetic, part of the problem that almost ruined us
— steve beach (@steveandkaren13) August 1, 2018
#Factz he’s a non progressive manager who lives off past achievements, incapable of developing the career of any professional footballer looking to innovate their game, it’s sad, because we’ll miss out on decent players because Bruce is at the helm, “I wanna play for SB.😊”
— Maldini (@SkyHawk6ft8) August 1, 2018
He’s on borrowed time and he knows it
— chrissyp (@chrispaint1972) August 1, 2018